The gap between "real life" & education has widened, and it handicaps your thinking dramatically.
College CAN be a smart choice, but for many, its backwards and sideways steps, especially what it does to you MENTALLY
A degree provides a done for you plan, all the steps are laid out. This fools you into thinking you are focused/productive, but if the plan is taken away, & you had to design your own education, you'd be at a total loss
You've no skill at long term planning at all, college did that for you. It gave you your vision, now you're lost
Following a plan that says get these units does NOT teach you long term thinking, its you being led, not leading
The grading system tricks you in thinking that "good enough" is enough in real life
you go through college doing LESS than your best
=blindsided when real life doesn't reward your mediocrity/C-level of effort
Cramming for a test and working hard at the end of semester are part and parcel for people
This leads you into thinking that effort can wax and wane, and it's OKAY
Real world, this behavior would get you fired fast
because you've never practiced it in 5 years of getting your (possibly worthless) degree, in which you skipped, crammed, and begged for grades
Excellence is discipline and dedication, which you do not have at all
NO IT'S NOT
"I got a 3.8 this semester!"
Good for you, no one gives a fuck
Real world, your job is EVERY DAY
Getting ahead takes work EVERY DAY
There are no "grades" in life, there is success and failure
Colleges DON'T want you to fail out. They'll coddle you to keep you going
Plenty do drop out, but plenty get passed through
You get accustomed to constant encouragement and hand holding
Make up exam, credit, quizzes etc.
NOT in the real world.
You fail, you miss an opportunity, TOUGH SHIT.
Want a do-over? Not happening
Only excellence and exceptional performance are worthy of recognition.
Real world-failure happens, & you must keep persisting
College-Dont worry, just take the class over, it’s okay
When you fail for the 1st time real world, it's crippling, you've 0 idea of how to think about it, handle it, use it
Goals are markers in time, they are NOT the end game.
You must have short, middle, long term aims, and an overarching PROCESS for everything
College is safe, the environment is safe, you're essentially given what to do every day.
You're sheltered from ideas, you think disagreements are hate speech, you think facts are feelings
You're not educated, you've been made into an ignorant slave incapable of abstract thought
Degree given, real world comes
OH GOD NO.
Suddenly things are not "safe"
You're weak, and hateful, and incapable
You will be outcompeted and beaten, and you have been lied to, and hopefully you can see through this web of delusions
Am I Anti-College?
NO. I am highly pro learning.
But the way that the "education" system entrains people to think is often disadvantageous
The FEW dominate the Many
For every person doing college "right" there are 10 others who are being mediocrities in their way of Being